Definitive Collection CD (2008)

Artist: Four Tops

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Specifications

Label Universal Music Group
SKU 209027507
UPC 602517805439
UPC 14 00602517805439
Format CD
Release Date 9/23/2008
Links
Author Four Tops
Compilation Appearance Big Chill
Compilation Appearance Big Chill-More Songs From
Compilation Appearance Vol. 1-Motown Singles Collection (1959-1971)
Compilation Appearance Vol. 2-Motown Singles Collection (1972-1992)
Compilation Appearance Vol. 13-Oldies But Goodies
Compilation Appearance Forrest Gump-Special Collector's Edition (Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Vol. 2-Best Of Motown 1960s
Compilation Appearance Vol. 1-Best Of Motown 1960s
Compilation Appearance Pure 60's The # 1 Hits
Compilation Appearance Love Songs Of Motown
Compilation Appearance Lowrider Oldies Box Set Volumes 7-9 (Limited Edition)
Compilation Appearance Incredible Soul Collection
Compilation Appearance Motown Story Volume One-The Sixties
Compilation Appearance Rock 'n' Roll at 50: A Galaxy of Hits from Rock's First Decade Box Set
Compilation Appearance Big Chill (2-Disc Deluxe Edition) (Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Motown 1s
Compilation Appearance Motown Classics: gold
Compilation Appearance Real R&b:80s
Compilation Appearance Motown Box
Compilation Appearance Four Brothers
Compilation Appearance 20th Century Masters:motown Vol 2
Compilation Appearance Forever Neil Diamond / Variou
Compilation Appearance Gold: 60'S (Rmst)
Compilation Appearance 80S Soul Gold 0906
Compilation Appearance More Motown Classics Gold
Compilation Appearance Complete Motown Singles Vol 7:1967(Limited Edition)
Compilation Appearance Complete Motown Singles Vol 7:1967(Limited Edition)
Compilation Appearance Complete Motown Singles Vol 8:1968
Compilation Appearance Complete Motown Singles Vol 9:1969(Limited Edition)
Compilation Appearance Playlist Plus: Motown 50
Compilation Appearance Hitsville USA, Vol. 1: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971
Compilation Appearance Now That's What I Call Motown
Compilation Appearance Complete Motown Singles Vol 11B:1971(Limited Edition)
Compilation Appearance Motown 50 Fanthology
Compilation Appearance Motown Legends Vol 1
Compilation Appearance Icon:motown Classics
Compilation Appearance Smooth Soul
Compilation Appearance 60'S Music Revolution
Compilation Appearance Motown:musical Originals (Ocr)
Compilation Appearance Motown Legends Vol 2
Compilation Appearance Romancing The 60S
Compilation Appearance Icon:motown Christmas
Compilation Appearance Motor City 50
Compilation Appearance Best Of The 80s
Compilation Appearance Old School Gold Box Set
Associated Artist/Work Supremes (The)
Associated Artist/Work Temptations (R&B) (The)
Technical Info
CatalogID 1780543
Lable Name Motown
Released 01/26/2009
Original Release 2008
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602517805439
Album Notes and Credits
Arrangers: Jerry Long; Jimmy Roach.
Solid and steady hitmakers for Motown in the late 1960s, the Four Tops, led by the deep, soulful voice of Levi Stubbs and blessed with A-line songs from the Holland-Dozier-Holland writing team, were one of the finest singing groups the label ever produced. Singles like "Reach Out I'll Be There," "Standing in the Shadows of Love," "Bernadette," "I Can't Help Myself," and the wise-beyond-its-era "It's the Same Old Song" were radio staples in their time, and actually still continue to be staples on 21st century oldies stations. That's staying power, and it's no accident. The songs, at least the singles, were good and the Tops' sound was a hair rougher and edgier than a lot of Motown's issues at the time. It was a winning combination. This set has all of the above songs, each of which is essential, and plenty of other stuff that isn't quite so essential (the Four Tops were really a singles act -- their LPs tended to have a fair amount of filler). It also doesn't have anything the group recorded after they left Motown, but the Four Tops' peak years were at Motown anyway, so for most listeners, this set will be just fine. ~ Steve Leggett
Disc 1
1 Reach Out I'll Be There
2 Standing In The Shadows Of Love
3 Bernadette
4 Ask The Lonely
5 Baby I Need Your Loving
6 Without The One You Love (Life's Not Worth While)
7 It's The Same Old Song
8 Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
9 I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
10 Something About You
11 I Got A Feeling
12 Walk Away Renee
13 Still Water (Love)
14 (It' The Way) Nature Planned It
15 It's All In The Game
16 You Keep Running Away
17 7-Rooms Of Gloom
18 Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)
Product Attributes
Artist Four Tops
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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